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Improving Community Based Tuberculosis Care in Ethiopia (community)

This study has been completed.
Centre for International Health, SNNP Regional health Bureau
Information provided by:
University of Bergen Identifier:
First received: December 3, 2008
Last updated: December 4, 2008
Last verified: December 2008
The purpose of this study is to see if involving community health workers improves tuberculosis case finding and treatment outcome.

Condition Phase
Pulmonary Tuberculosis Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Community Health Workers Improve Tuberculosis Case Notification and Treatment Success in Southern Ethiopia

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Further study details as provided by University of Bergen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • smear positive tuberculosis case notification rate [ Time Frame: september 2006 - setmeber 2007 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • smear positive treatment success rate [ Time Frame: september 2006 - April 2007 ]

Enrollment: 318
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
communities where tuberculosis patients followed the conventional health facility based tuberculosis case finding and treatment
community where suspects of pulmonary tuberculosis were identified by community health workers and received treatment in the community

Detailed Description:

Tuberculosis suspects in the study area

Outcome smear positive tuberculosis cases identified smear positive tuberculosis cases treated


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
suspects of pulmonary tuberculosis in the study are. In group two suspects were identified and treated bo community health workers while in group on used the conventional health facility based tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment

Inclusion Criteria:

  • suspects of pulmonary tuberculosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not in the study area
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00803322

Dale and Wonsho districts Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia
Yirgalem, Snnpr, Ethiopia, 149
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Bergen
Centre for International Health, SNNP Regional health Bureau
Principal Investigator: Daniel G Datiko, MD CIH of Bergen University and RHB of SNNPRS Ethiopia
Study Director: Bernt Lindtjorn CIH UIB
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Daniel Gemechu Datiko, Centre for International Health, SNNP Regional health Bureau Identifier: NCT00803322     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0001
Study First Received: December 3, 2008
Last Updated: December 4, 2008

Keywords provided by University of Bergen:
community health workers
identify suspects of pulmonary tuberculosis
collect sputum specimen for examination
treat smear positive cases in the community

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Mycobacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections processed this record on September 18, 2017